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‘A memorial to the children taken and the families left behind’

Publié: 27  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 28  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Wawatay News

Lien http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/9/27/memorial-children-taken-and-families-left-behind_23532

Wawahte is a recently published book, as told to author Robert P. Wells by Indian Residential School Survivors. Written in two parts; the story of three representative survivors, Wawahte also mines Canadian history, bringing the reader to know how colonial “Indian” forced integration has affected so many lives.

The book has been published by Trafford Publishing.

Wells said he hopes the book ends up in every Canadian high school to help educate the country on the effects of residential schools.


Film tells stories of residential school survivors

Publié: 27  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 28  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Anglican Journal

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/other/news-items/c/sliders/article/film-tells-stories-of-residential-school-survivors-11191//abp/141.html

We Were Children, a film that chronicles the lives of two survivors of the residential schools system in Canada, will be among the Canadian entries to the 2012 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Sept. 27 to Oct. 12

Using compelling interviews and vivid re-enactments, the docudrama tells the stories of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, who were four and six, respectively, when they were taken from their families and put into church-run residential schools. Hart was sent to the Guy Hill Residential School in Manitoba; Anaquod went to the Lebret Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan. Both were subjected to the social isolation and cultural assimilation that was part of the federal government’s policy to “kill the Indian in the child.”  Both were subjected to physical, emotional and sexual abuse.


Extension of Deadlines under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement

Publié: 27  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 28  Septembre  2012 - Publication: GoPetition.com

Lien http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/extension-of-deadlines-under-the-indian-residential-sch.html

Wednesday September 19th 2012 was the deadline for submitting applications to the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) which awards compensation for the abuse, harm, and continuing trauma suffered by Aboriginal Peoples at Residential Schools in Canada.

The IAP is a result of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (full settlement text available: http://www.residentialschoolsettlement.ca/IRS%20Settlement%20Agreement-%20ENGLISH.pdf  where the Canadian government, churches and individuals involved agreed to a resolution of the court claim.

Residential Schools were operated in Canada for much of the 19th and 20th centuries; the last school closing in Manitoba in 1996. It has been estimated that at least 150,000 students went to these schools.


Wawatay Book Review

Publié: 27  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 28  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Wawatay News

Lien http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/9/27/wawatay-book-review_23528

Children’s views of residential school vary.

Robert P. Wells collected and published the stories of Esther Faries, Mary Elizabeth Tenniscoe, and Stanley Stevens who attended white-run schools.

Whether Wells chose the people as friends who wanted to tell their stories or to depict differences in residential schools is not known. The stories are different and activities at the schools created different responses.


Restoring the Circle looks at harm done by residential schools

Publié: 24  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 27  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Owen Sound Sun Times

Lien http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2012/09/24/restoring-the-circle-looks-at-harm-done-by-residential-schools

To understand the “chaos” on today’s native reserves including Cape Croker, people need to appreciate the damage done by often abusive treatment of native people at residential schools, Vera Whiteye Jones said Monday at a learning and healing event in Owen Sound.

More than 100 Cape Croker families were subjected to that state-organized cultural assimilation, for which Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially apologized in 2008 and which led to a five-year Truth and Reconciliation Commission ending in 2014 and to the fourth annual Restoring the Circle event ending today at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.


Residential school education can spell trouble

Publié: 26  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 27  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Anglican Journal

Lien http://www.anglicanjournal.com/nc/other/news-items/c/sliders/article/residential-school-education-can-spell-trouble-11192//abp/141.html

An aboriginal person who has had a personal or family involvement with a residential school in Canada is statistically more likely to end up in the care of the Children’s Aid Society (CAS), a new study now shows.

And, being involved with the CAS increases his or her likelihood of getting in trouble with the law.

The study, Residential School Experience and Involvement with the Criminal Justice System, was commissioned by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). A copy of the study report was provided exclusively to the Anglican Journal.


Atleo demands residential school claims deadline extension

Publié: 25  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 26  Septembre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/09/25/atleo-demands-residential-school-claims-deadline-extension/

APTN National News
The Assembly of First Nations is considering taking legal action against Canada.

It’s over the deadline for the Independent Assessment Process.

That’s the out of court settlement process for people who were abused at residential schools.

In a sit down interview with APTN National News, National Chief Shawn Atleo says the process wasn’t fair.

APTN National News reporter Nigel Newlove has this story


Reconciliation means more than regret over residential schools

Publié: 24  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 25  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Vancouver Sun

Lien http://www.vancouversun.com/Opinion/Op-Ed/Opinion+Reconciliation+means+more+than+regret+over/7292670/story.html

At about this time next year, Vancouver will host one of the seven national events central to Canada’s formal Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), addressing the atrocities of the Indian residential school system. Powerful as this event will no doubt be, it is in essence a Truth Commission. Whether it brings reconciliation is up to all of us.

For over 150 years the Canadian government, along with the Catholic, Anglican, and United churches, ran residential schools across the country. More than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were forcibly removed from their communities to attend these schools, whose intention was to “take the Indian out of the child.” Along with aggressive cultural assimilation, the residential schools were plagued by high levels of physical and sexual abuse, and staggering mortality rates. And because the schools broke apart families and communities, their impact continues to be felt through generations.


UWinnipeg gets $500,000 Grant for Residential School Research

Publié: 24  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 25  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The First Perspective

Lien http://www.firstperspective.ca/news/1922-uwinnipeg-gets-500000-grant-for-residential-school-research

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre (OHC) has received a $500,000 grant from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation to document the intergenerational effects of the residential schools through a digital storytelling project. The focus will be on Aboriginal men. The research project, entitled “Children of Survivors: The Intergenerational Experiences of Residential Schools”, will be conducted in partnership with UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Studies Department, the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence, Ka Ni Kanichihk and Moon Voices.

“We are very grateful for this funding which will help promote intergenerational reconciliation of the residential school legacy and contribute to the national healing legacy,” explained Dr. Alexander Freund, Associate Professor of History, Co-director of the Oral History Centre (OHC).


Looking for the right answers

Publié: 24  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 24  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Northern News Services Kangiqliniq/Rankin

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/restricted/2012/09/ain20129732581574_114.htm

It's never too late to do good.

   That was the rallying cry of Kivalliq Counselling and Support Services (KCSS) support workers from a number of communities who met in Rankin Inlet this past week.

   KCSS is scheduled to close its doors for the final time when its funding expires at the end of next March.

   But there's still lots to be done by KCSS and its community workers during the next six months to help provide a better quality of life in Kivalliq communities. The group identified a number of problem areas that need addressing, including drug and alcohol abuse, the affects of residential schools and parenting skills.


An apology, in print, for lost years

Publié: 21  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 24  Septembre  2012 - Publication: MapleRidgeNews.com

Lien http://www.mapleridgenews.com/community/170590816.html

Angus Jones has his letter. It’s in black and white, dated July 26, 2012 from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and it’s on government stationery and bears the signature of deputy minister Michael Wernick. 

And it says sorry – for putting him through the hell of life in St. Mary’s Indian Residential School in Mission. 

“On behalf of the Government of Canada … I wish to apologize to you and your family for all of the pain that you and your family have suffered as a result of your attendance at St. Mary’s. 


MP calls for more time to file for residential school compensation

Publié: 22  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 24  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Nanaimo Daily News

Lien http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=ac68359e-8d6b-45f4-ad79-fedde8c9ef61

Nanaimo-Cowichan MP Jean Crowder wants the federal government to extend the deadline for people who experienced abuse in residential schools to file for compensation, saying funding cuts to First Nations have made it difficult for them to have filed their applications for their claims on time.

The deadline to file the claims passed on Wednesday. Crowder accuses Ottawa of putting up bureaucratic roadblocks to halt applicants' claims from moving forward.


Mir Centre Lecture Series presents Justice Murray Sinclair in Castlegar

Publié: 20  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 21  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Nelson Star

Lien http://Mir Centre Lecture Series presents Justice Murray Sinclair in Castlegar

The Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College is pleased to host Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation of Commission of Canada. The first speaker of the 2012-13 lecture series, Justice Sinclair will speak at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar on September 21, about his role in educating all Canadians about what happened in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools (IRS). The Commission is also tasked with documenting the stories of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the Indian Residential School experience.


Applications for Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement due

Publié: 20  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 21  Septembre  2012 - Publication: HQYellowknife.com

Lien http://hqyellowknife.com/news/local/news/Local/12/09/19/Applications-for-Indian-Residential-Schools-Settlement-Agreement-due

Yellowknife, N.W.T. – Wednesday was a very important day for survivors of residential schools.

It was the final day to apply for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement's independent assessment process, which is designed to assist those who may been abused mentally, physically, sexually or culturally during their time in residential school.


Ottawa silent on compensation for First Nations residential school day scholars

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 20  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Vancouver Observer

Lien http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/ottawa-silent-compensation-first-nations-residential-school-day-scholars?page=

On the final day for aboriginal residential school survivors to apply for compensation from the federal government, First Nations communities in BC continue to seek justice for "day scholars"--former students ineligible for compensation because they attended schools that didn't require them to stay overnight.

The compensation program is part of the 2006 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA), the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.

 


The government needs to extend the deadline for residential school survivors’ applications

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 20  Septembre  2012 - Publication: NDP.ca

Lien http://www.ndp.ca/news/government-needs-to-extend-deadline-residential-school-survivors-applications

New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give all residential school survivors the chance to tell their story. With the deadline looming, the NDP is asking Minister of Aboriginal Affairs to provide more time for those eligible to submit their applications to the Independent Assessment Process.


Assembly of First Nations Continues Calls for Extension for IAP Application

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 20  Septembre  2012 - Publication: AFN.ca

Lien http://www.afn.ca/index.php/en/news-media/latest-news/assembly-of-first-nations-continues-calls-for-extension-for-iap-applic

(Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) continues advocacy and legal efforts to extend today’s application deadline to better ensure all eligible former residential school students have adequate time to fill out the applications for the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).  

 


Conference looks at residential schools

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 20  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Owen Sound Sun Times

Lien http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2012/09/19/conference-looks-at-residential-schools

People will gather in Owen Sound Sunday for the start of a three-day conference, which will focus on the long-term effects of the residential school system in Canada as well as healing and education in its wake.

The fourth Restoring the Circle gathering is set for Sunday to Tuesday at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.


Some residential school survivors can’t get Ottawa to recognize claims

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: APTN National News

Lien http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/09/19/some-residential-school-survivors-cant-get-ottawa-to-recognize-claims/

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Synopsis:

Our Lady of the Snow in Winnipeg has not been recognized as a qualifying residential school for which claimants can file abuse claims. There have been over 70 people from this school who have applied, all have been denied application. The victim went to the Truth and Reconciliation event in June, where he was told the staff would look into the matter and get back to him with more information; this has not occurred. The victim's paperwork includes an IAP claimant form, and a form on refusal.


Last day for residentail school abuse claims to be filed

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: CBC North

Lien http://http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/09/18/mb-residential-school-compensation-deadline.html

NOTE: This article appeared this morning out of CBC Manitoba, and has been released since from CBC North.


Applications for residential school settlements due Wednesday

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: tbnewswatch.com

Lien http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/236307/Applications-for-residential-school-settlements-due-Wednesday

People who suffered physical or sexual abuse in the residential school system have until Wednesday to file an application to the federal government. 

The Independent Assessment Process will conclude on Wednesday. It is one element of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, which is the largest class action settlement in Canadian history.
The settlement, struck in 2007, aims to bring a fair and lasting resolution of the legacy of residential schools. 

The Common Experience Payment wrapped up last year and it's believed nearly 100-percent of living students applied. That deal saw survivors receive $10,000 for the first school year and $3,000 for every additional year. 

NAN Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is encouraging people to get in their applications, but acknowledges the IAP is a more in-depth process.
Fiddler says if you miss the deadline it will be very difficult to get an extension. 

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is part of the process, will be returning to the City in the coming weeks


Sept. 19 marks deadline to apply for residential school compensation

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Nunatsiaq Online

Lien http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674sept._19_marks_deadline_to_apply_for_residential_school_compensation/

Former residential students have only one more day to file for compensation under the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, said Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada in a Sept. 18 news release.

The Common Experience Payment is paid to eligible former students who resided at a recognized residential school.

The deadline to apply for a CEP was Sept. 19, 2011, but “in cases of disability, undue hardship and exceptional circumstances,” applications can be accepted until Sept. 19, 2012, the news release said.


Time runs out for abuse claims

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Winnipeg Free Press

Lien http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/time-runs-out-for-abuse-claims-170299506.html

Today is the deadline for thousands of Indian residential school survivors to file abuse claims.

The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat still has months of work to process the claims that have already been filed.

In the meantime, the agency's website is peppered with notices to survivors and their lawyers to get their paperwork in on time. After today, no new claims can be made.


Last day for residential school abuse claims to be filed

Publié: 19  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 19  Septembre  2012 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/09/18/mb-residential-school-compensation-deadline.html?cmp=rss

Aboriginal Canadians who suffered physical or sexual abuse in residential schools have until the end of today to apply for federal compensation.

Applications for claims under the Independent Assessment Process must be sent electronically or postmarked no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday.


Deadline for residential school abuse claims Wednesday

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Vancouver Sun

Lien http://www.vancouversun.com/mobile/news/national-news/Deadline+residential+school+abuse+claims+Wednesday/7255328/story.html

WHITEHORSE - Malcolm Dawson remembers August as a time of dread, a time when the soap couldn't wash the colour off his skin before he had to return to the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school.

``It was something like being in jail. I used to play hooky all the time because all I had in school was trouble. I used to wander around and hide in the alleys,'' Dawson, now 70, said in an interview.

``I was just a little guy and they'd tell me I was good for nothing and wouldn't be able to do anything.''

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the deadline is Friday


Corrects deadline for residential school abuse claims to Wednesday

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Montreal Gazette

Lien http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Corrects+deadline+residential+school+abuse+claims+Wednesday/7255117/story.html

WHITEHORSE - The Canadian Press erroneously reported Sept. 15 the deadline for people who are claiming compensation for sexual and physical abuse at Canada's residential schools is Friday. In fact, the deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 19.

 


Residential Schools survivors continue healing journey

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Guardian

Lien http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-09-17/article-3077151/Residential-school-survivors-continue-healing-journey/1

They are healing.

Some are dealing with the harm better than others; each at his or her pace and in his or her way.

About 150,000 aboriginal children were forced to attend residential schools, the first of which opened in the 1870s and the last of which closed in 1996.

The Aboriginal Survivors for Healing Inc. (ASH) has been offering services to help some of these children for the past 12 years.


Residential Schools stole my childhood

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Telegram

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/09/ain201294678449_67.htm

From the time he was three, Toby Obed desperately wanted to go home. But by the time he got there his parents were deceased and he had to relearn the Inuit culture and language.

   "I will never, ever be able to take back my childhood. And I will never be able to say I lived a normal life. I will never be able to say I grew up in my hometown," Obed said during a visit this past week to St. John's where he was interviewed by lawyers for the Attorney General of Canada during the discovery process.

   Obed is one of the representative plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit over alleged abuse at residential schools.


Deadline for residential school abuse claims Wednesday

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 18  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Winnipeg Free Press

Lien http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/deadline-for-residential-school-abuse-claims-wednesday-170074886.html

WHITEHORSE - Malcolm Dawson remembers August as a time of dread, a time when the soap couldn't wash the colour off his skin before he had to return to the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school.

``It was something like being in jail. I used to play hooky all the time because all I had in school was trouble. I used to wander around and hide in the alleys,'' Dawson, now 70, said in an interview.

``I was just a little guy and they'd tell me I was good for nothing and wouldn't be able to do anything.''

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the deadline is Friday


Community radio to share legacy of Indian Residential Schools

Publié: 14  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 17  Septembre  2012 - Publication: National Campus and Community Radio Association

Lien http://www.ncra.ca/news/community-radio-to-share-legacy-of-indian-residential-schools

When she was six, Gunargie O’Sullivan went to St. Michael's Indian Residential School in Alert Bay, British Columbia for one year, but never forgot it. Her mother had gone to St. Michael's too, but for a lot longer. Gunargie can’t forget that either. And she recognizes that without people participating in reconciliation, First Nations children are still at risk, just in different ways.

Now living in Vancouver, Gunargie says she sees the lasting effects those schools had on former students, taken from their families and subjected to abuse; their children, raised in the shadow of those experiences; and on Canadian society, every day.

“If you are First Nations, you are in some way a product of Residential School," she says. "But the absence of our perspectives in the media is rampant, and that needs to change."


Deadline for residential school abuse claims looms

Publié: 17  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 17  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Leader Post

Lien http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Deadline+residential+school+abuse+claims+looms/7251910/story.html

Malcolm Dawson remembers August as a time of dread, a time when the soap couldn't wash the colour off his skin before he had to return to the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school.

"It was something like being in jail. I used to play hooky all the time because all I had in school was trouble. I used to wander around and hide in the alleys," Dawson, now 70, said in an interview.

"I was just a little guy and they'd tell me I was good for nothing and wouldn't be able to do anything."

Dawson also remembers scrubbing himself with soap and water as a kid.

"I was trying to wash the brown off me," he said.


Deadline looms for Residential Schools claims

Publié: 13  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 17  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Lethbridge Herald

Lien http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/local-news/deadline-looms-for-residential-school-claims-91312.html

The deadline for applications to the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement is less than a week away.

"It's been very busy at the office because the deadline's not just for the IAP but it's also the deadline for people that want to submit their reconsideration," said Jackie Red Crow, co-ordinator of the Indian Residential School Program with the Blood Tribe Health Department.
 


Residential school survivor can’t remember, won’t forget

Publié: 14  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 17  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Yukon News

Lien http://www.yukon-news.com/news/30250/

Malcolm Dawson describes his childhood at the Whitehorse Baptist Mission school as hell. But he can’t remember many details.

“I remember I used to dread August, because August was the last month before I had to go back to school,” he said. “It was something like being in jail. I used to play hooky all the time because all I had in school was trouble. I used to wander around and hide in the alleys.

“I was just a little guy and they’d tell me I was good for nothing and wouldn’t be able to do anything.”


Clock’s ticking on deadline to file residential school claims

Publié: 14  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 14  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Chronicle Herald

Lien http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/135748-clock-s-ticking-on-deadline-to-file-residential-school-claims

Dianna Campbell worked hard to bury the painful memories of abuse she suffered at the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School since she walked out its doors 45 years ago.

Originally from Indian Brook, Campbell moved to Toronto and the U.S., went to school and eventually earned her master’s degree. Now a single mom, she is working on a PhD in sociology at Dalhousie University.

But as the clock ticks toward the Sept. 19 deadline to file claims for residential school abuse, Campbell still can’t articulate all that happened to her in the three years she spent at the school.


Edmonton homeless association seeks aboriginal victims for residential school compensation

Publié: 11  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 13  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Edmonton Sun

Lien http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/09/11/edmonton-homeless-association-seeks-aboriginal-victims-for-residential-school-compensation

Time is running out for victims of residential school abuse to claim compensation.

Members of the Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) went out on Tuesday to search for people in the city’s homeless community who are eligible for the Indian Residential schools Independent Assessment Process.

Aidan Inglis, the head of the BSCS team, said they were hoping to find victims directly or people who may have family who could receive compensation if a victim has deceased.


Boyle Street staff fan out to find abused residential school survivors

Publié: 11  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 13  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Edmonton Journal

Lien http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/edmonton/Boyle+Street+staff+find+abused+residential+school/7226890/story.html

EDMONTON - Dozens of Boyle Street staff fanned out across Edmonton Tuesday, searching for former Indian residential school students who suffered abuse and might miss out on six-figure financial settlements.

Staff estimate there are hundreds of eligible former students who still haven’t submitted a claim, and found more than 70 by searching the streets Tuesday.

Former students have until Sept. 19 to apply under the independent assessment process, set up to compensate anyone who was physically or sexually abused at the schools which operated for more than a century across Canada.


Victims of SK residential schools share stories at TRC hearings in North Battleford

Publié: 11  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 13  Septembre  2012 - Publication: News Talk 980 CJME

Lien http://cjme.com/story/victims-sk-residential-schools-share-stories-trc-hearings-north-battleford/74501

Some devastating stories were told Monday at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in North Battleford.

One person who shared his story was Reg from the Red Pheasant First Nation. He and his parents were both victims of the residential school system.

His father coped with his experiences by getting drunk. Reg described the anger he felt against him throughout his life.

"He didn't take me aside and say 'son this is how it is this how you treat women, this is how you work,' all he did was he taught me how to drink and how to fight and how to work, that's all he knew," he said.


More testimonies from residential school survivors in Battlefords

Publié: 12  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 13  Septembre  2012 - Publication: News Talk 980 CJME

Lien http://cjme.com/story/more-testimonies-residential-school-survivors-battlefords/74697

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission continued to hear testimonies in the Battlefords Tuesday.

Former Waterhen Lake First Nation Chief Robert Fiddler was among the speakers. His opinion of the school was formed early on when he was forced to separate from his sister right when he got to Beauval residential school.

"You couldn't talk to your sisters, you couldn't look at girls it was like a sin, that's what they taught us in the residential school," he said.
 


Only 1 week left for residential school students to file claims

Publié: 12  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 13  Septembre  2012 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/09/12/sk-residential-school-claims-1209.html

There's only one week left for survivors of Indian residential schools to file abuse claims with the federal government — and the offices receiving the claims have been extra busy.

"We expected the applications to increase in the last couple of months ... and that has happened," said Daniel Ish, Canada's chief adjudictor for abuse claims. "In the month of August, there were over 1,500 applications."

The five-year period to apply for compensation expires on Sept.19.


Coroner willing to revisit Kenora residential school death

Publié: 10  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 11  Septembre  2012 - Publication: CBC.ca

Lien http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/09/10/tby-kenora-residential-school-death.html

The Coroner's Office in Ontario says it is willing to take another look at the death of a residential school student who died near Kenora more than 40 years ago.

Charlie Wenjack was 12-years-old, back in 1966, when his body was found near the railroad tracks. He was trying to walk hundreds of kilometres home to his father at Marten Falls First Nation.

Wenjack's death garnered national media attention and was one of the first times ordinary Canadians caught a glimpse of trouble at residential schools. But his family had never seen the results of the inquest, they weren't allowed to attend.


Survivors of residential schools to hold commemoration event

Publié: 10  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 10  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Chronicle Herald

Lien http://www.infomedia.gc.ca/ainc-inac/articles/unrestricted/2012/09/ain20129536591126_42.htm

More than 100 residential school survivors will gather in Dartmouth next week for the Atlantic Regional Indian Residential Schools commemoration event.

Themed From Victim to Survivor, the three-day event at the Dartmouth Holiday Inn from Wednesday to Friday will bring together survivors, their families, members of First Nations communities and non-aboriginal people to learn about the history of the schools and Mi'kmaq culture, and focus on healing and ways to move forward.

"What we're not trying to do is paint a picture of victims," said Violet Paul, a member of the event's organizing committee.


Sask. Métis survivors fight for residential school status

Publié: 07  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 10  Septembre  2012 - Publication: News Talk 980 CJME

Lien http://cjme.com/story/sask-m-tis-survivors-fight-residential-school-status/73969

The man heading up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is reiterating his opinion that former students at two Métis boarding schools in Northern Saskatchewan should be afforded the same recognition as residential school survivors.

Ottawa refuses to place the boarding schools that operated in Timber Bay and Ile-a-la Crosse under the list of facilities approved in the Indian Residential School Agreement.

Chief Commissioner Murray Sinclair says the TRC is even coming back to Saskatchewan for hearings next week to give those Métis a chance to be heard.


Unresolved Trauma: “Where the Blood Mixes” Tells the Story of Native Communities

Publié: 06  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 07  Septembre  2012 - Publication: thelinknewspaper.ca

Lien http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/3126

Residential schools, where Catholic priests and nuns educated First Nations youth about Christianity and European culture, left scars of abuse behind on the communities whose children they sought to fix. That reality is honored in the play Where the Blood Mixes, starting next week at the Centre Culturel Calixa-Lavallée.

“He’s dealing with the aftermath of being told to be ashamed of being First Nation,” said actor Jeremy Proulx of his character. “These schools would brainwash the children to believe that their heritage and culture was something to be ashamed of.”


Scars from school

Publié: 06  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 07  Septembre  2012 - Publication: tbnewswatch.com

Lien http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/234167/Scars-from-school

September is still a sad time in many First Nations communities.

Though it’s been decades since the last residential school students were ripped from their homes and forced to attend schools hundreds of miles away from the loving arms of their parents and families, the scars still run deep.

On Thursday dozens of survivors and their sons, daughters and grandchildren came together in Thunder Bay to continue the healing process, taking part in Walking Together, Sharing our Journey, part of a five-day celebration of the students forced to attend residential schools between 1857 and the 1980s, when the last of the hated institutions shut its doors for good.

 


Youth, elders share journey

Publié: 07  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 07  Septembre  2012 - Publication: The Chronicle Journal

Lien http://www.chroniclejournal.com/content/news/local/2012/09/07/youth-elders-share-journey

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation honoured residential school survivors Thursday during a commemoration ceremony in Thunder Bay.

“This gathering is a safe place to learn about our history and learn how the residential schools have affected those that never went and to talk about where do we go from here,” NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit said.

The ceremony is part of Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey, a six-day event that continues through Sunday at the Travelodge Airlane.


Houle to exhibit at U of M gallery

Publié: 24  Août  2012 - Ajouter: 06  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Portage Daily Graphic

Lien http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2012/08/24/houle-to-exhibit-at-u-of-m-gallery

Former Sandy Bay First Nation resident Robert Houle will be exhibiting paintings and drawings at the School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba. The exhibit titled Robert Houle: enuhmo andúhyaun (the road home) will be opening on Sept. 6.

The exhibit will be the first in a series hosted by the gallery of prominent artists who were once associated with the School of Art.It will feature three paintings and 24 drawings from the artist’s Sandy Bay Indian Residential School Series based on memories his own residential school experiences.

He is an Anishnabe Salteaux artist who used modern and postmodern technique to bring Aboriginal history to his work, where he can tackle the lingering aspects of colonization and its postcolonial aftermath.


Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are pleased to present Walking Together

Publié: 05  Septembre  2012 - Ajouter: 06  Septembre  2012 - Publication: netnewsledger.com

Lien http://www.netnewsledger.com/2012/09/05/nishnawbe-aski-nation-nan-are-pleased-to-present-walking-together/

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) are pleased to present Walking Together: Sharing Our Journey a commemoration event honouring Residential School survivors September 4-9, 2012, at the Travelodge Airlane in Thunder Bay. Residential schools for Aboriginal people in Canada date back to the 1870s. Over 130 residential schools were located across the country, and the last school closed in 1996. These government-funded, church-run schools were set up to eliminate parental involvement in the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual development of Aboriginal children.

“There have been many community discussions surrounding the area of the generation “gap” between the elders and youth,” said NAN Deputy Grand Chief Les Louttit.


Historical Photographs Bring Survivors Together: Church Archives at the TRC

Publié: 09  Janvier  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Presbyterian Record

Lien http://presbyterianrecord.ca/2012/09/01/historical-photographs-bring-survivors-together-church-archives-at-the-trc/

Thousands of people gathered for the TRC event in Prarieland Park, Saskatchewan’s biggest indoor exposition space. With 200, 000 square feet of conference space, the venue was well suited to the larger-than-expected turnout.

In the Learning Area, Presbyterian, United, Anglican and Roman Catholic archivists had set up displays and arranged handouts about the schools they operated. Several hundred school images were arranged in binders for easy perusal.

Typically the images feature school buildings and surrounding property, as well as students and staff in school activities or in posed class shots. From past TRC events, we knew these photos would be highly sought out by survivors and their families. Photocopiers were at hand: many would want an immediate copy of selected photos for their personal collection.


Strength in Tears: The healing of survivors

Publié: 31  Août  2012 - Ajouter: 04  Septembre  2012 - Publication: Presbyterian Record

Lien http://presbyterianrecord.ca/2012/08/31/strength-in-tears/

I began each day of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission event by visiting the sacred fire.

I’d sit on a dew-covered bleacher, fingers wrapped tightly around my first cup of coffee, watching the fire and the young men tasked with keeping it burning 24 hours a day for four days straight.

Each morning the elders arrived to visit the fire keepers, pass around trays from Tim Hortons and share a few laughs. Then the elders would enter their teepee and a quietness would fall over those of us present.